Enter the Dragon archway and you'll find yourself on the street formerly known as Dupont in its notorious red-light heyday. Sixty years...
Ruth Asawa Fountain
Orchard Garden Hotel
Green space above the Chinatown Gate, with south-facing, big-sky Downtown views.
The crowd dresses sharp at Vessel, a midsized subterranean club-lounge with kick-ass sound and mesmerizing lighting, which sometimes...
Hidden down a little alleyway, Cafe Claude is the perfect French cafe, with zinc bar, umbrella tables outside and staff chattering en...
315 Sutter St · interesting places nearby
Le Sanctuaire information
Mad scientists, thrill seekers and professional chefs get buzzed, speakeasy-style (read: appointment only) at this culinary curiosity shop. Here you'll find anchovy juice, spherifiers to turn fruit into caviar, salt for curing meats and, of course, that hallmark of molecular gastronomy: foaming agents.
Check the website for classes on making smoked watermelon with vacuum sealers and using liquid nitrogen to make powdered lard – alas, suspending disbelief with gellants isn't on the schedule.